MONDAY: FIVE DAYS FIVE INFINITY SCARVES
OK, I need to finish refashioning my normal and ordinary scarves into infinity scarves. I’m trying hard to keep my wardrobe organized and awesome, which means I really need to decide what I should donate and what I should keep to refashion. As much as I love scarves, I don’t need a billion of them in my closet, especially when I don’t wear them as often as I should. So this week, I’m rummaging through all the scarves I can find and making a decision to donate or keep. If I keep the scarf, then I need to refashion it into an infinity scarf for maximum usage. That makes sense, right?
THE MONDAY SCARF: So, I’m starting with one of my favorite scarves — a simple cream-colored scarf. I found this beautiful thing on clearance for $3 at Target, and I almost didn’t buy it because hideous dark purple, teal, and dark pink knitted balls dangling at the ends. But I took a closer look and realized I could simply cut off the hideous embellishments, and voila! I have a beautiful and simple scarf that pairs well with anything in my closet. Sweet! I consider the cream-colored scarf a great buy!
To make the scarf more fabulous, I decided to refashion it into an infinity scarf! I found some lace fabric or whatever in my stash and thought this would be perfect to lengthen the scarf into an infinity scarf. To my recollection, I never sewed with lace. Lace trim does not count. 😉 How do I work with lace? My first concern was the lace edges because they would fray over time. Do I fold and hem lace? I had no idea what to do. So, I turned to my trusty guide — the interweb. After reading a few sites, I think I had a plan.
First, I cut out a square out of the lace to match the width of the scarf. Nope, scratch that first step. First, I lined up the lace with the width of the scarf and gave myself one inch on each side — basically, the lace piece was a little bit longer than the width of the scarf. I carefully marked the actual width of the scarf on the lace, and I sewed a zig zag stitch on the line. I decided to sew a second zig zag stitch next to the first one, with the hope the zig zag stitches would stop the lace from fraying too badly.
I sewed two sets of zig zag stitches on each edge. Once the edge stitches were in place, I snipped off the extra lace and lined up the lace piece with the scarf edge. I used a zig zag stitch again to help stop any fraying. When the first scarf edge was connected to the lace, I sewed the other scarf edge to the other lace edge. With a few snips here and there to clean up the lace addition, I had a new infinity scarf to add to my collection! The length is perfect after looping the scarf around twice. I’m a happy girl!
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